Lori conducts research on how children use digital media across the various settings of their lives, and the implications these tools hold for their learning and development. Lori started at the Cooney Center as a postdoctoral fellow in 2008. Since then, she has instigated and directed several of the Center’s distinguishing initiatives, including Print vs. E-books, The New Coviewing, Networked Participation, and Aprendiendo Juntos, and the multi-institution Families and Media Project. Lori has published reports, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journal articles on a range of topics in the digital media and learning space, and presented her research to educator, designer, and policymaker audiences both nationally and abroad.
Before earning her PhD in the Learning Sciences from Stanford, she spent over a decade designing science simulation and visualization software for companies including BBN Educational Technologies, Logal Software, and WorldLink Media. Lori began her career managing the Instructional Television Department at Thirteen/WNET. She currently holds a Visiting Scholar appointment at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education.